Sammy's Story
The Story of an Unadoptable Dog

Sammy’s Best Friend.





We had a special day. 

Because it was an  anniversary day.

 It was the anniversary day that my Best Friend came from Montana. 

Because Montana is not here.  And it’s not in California.



He was just a little puppy then.  Almost as little as me. 

But he went on a plane all the way from Montana to California. 

Except he was even all by himself on the plane.   



I don’t know how he did that.  Because I would be very scared. 

But I think that’s because of all the things that happened to me. 

And they made me be fearful and afraid. 

Except I think that maybe my Best Friend was just a little bit scared on the plane too. 



And here are some photographs of my best friend when he was very little. 

























I can’t believe he was that little one time. 

But now I know he really really was small. 

Because that is the exact same leash and collar that I wear now!














I think I would like to play with him when he was little like this. 























Here he is pretending to be a Mexican Primrose.  

























And in this photograph he was playing with water from the hose. 

He loves to do that.  And he does it every day in the summer. 

Because it is a lot of fun for him.  And it keeps him cool too.



















But here he is all nice and clean and shiny again.

Isn’t he handsome?

















My Kind Friend says I am a very brave Bichon Poodle.   

And she says I am plucky. 

Because I am still here after all the bad things that happened to me. 

And I am even a nice dog now. 

 I can go a lot of places and don’t get frightened. 

And a lot of people like me.  Like the man at Newsbeat in Davis.



But my Kind Friend also says it is because of my Best Friend. 

He helped me learn so many things.

And he makes me feel safe.

And I think my Kind Friend is right. 

Because my Best Friend is a very special dog.

And I am a very lucky Bichon Poodle.



But my Best Friend really likes to go to the beach.

You can see him at the beach here.

I haven’t been there yet.

But I hope I can go very soon.













And here are some more photographs of my Best Friend on his special day. 

Because we went for a walk at one of our favorite places.    

That’s the UCDavis arboretum.



And here is my Best Friend by himself. 

You can see that he really liked that long tickly grass. 



























































And here is me.  Except I am harder to see in the long grass. 

Because I am not so high-up as my Best Friend.













But I don’t mind. 

Because I like the feeling of this juicy green grass all over me.  

And I like jumping through it too.


























































And here is why my Best Friend is so special to me.

Because …



He is big.

He is Apricot.

[Except, not to eat of course!

It’s just called a color.]

He is kind.

He is gentle.

He has never hurt me.

He is not afraid of other dogs.

He showed me how to play ball.

He shows me how to never be afraid of people.

He  shows me how to never be afraid of things.

He is funny.

He never fights …

Except if a dog attacks him …

He tells them

 No, You can’t do that to me

And I won’t let you do it.

He likes to chase cats if they will run away.

If they don’t run away then he will play with them.

He  knows how to go to a restaurant.

He is silly sometimes.

He runs fast.

Everybody likes him.

He is high up.

He knows how to go in an elevator.

He is very fun.

He knows how to go up and down stairs.

He is not afraid of horses and donkeys.

He always knows what to do.

He knows how to do everything.

He likes to chase squirrels when it is allowed.

But he knows how to Come or Down if it is not allowed.

He knows what to do at the book store.

He knows how to run beside a bike.

He is not afraid of clippers.

He is not afraid of the hairdryer.

He is not afraid of the Veterinary Office.

He knows how to do obedience things.

He knows what to do at the yarn store.

He knows how to do agility things.

 He is my most Best Friend.



I hope 

Every abused dog

Every unadoptable dog

And every fearful dog

Can have a Best Friend

Just like mine



They will be all right.




And here is me and my Best Friend on his special day.

Some people said it looks like we are in snow. 

But it’s really Spring flowers that blew off  the tree.





















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3 Responses to “Sammy’s Best Friend.”

  1. Belated Happy Anniversary to you best friend! What a lovely tribute to him for his special day. Your kind friend is very wise, you two make a great pair and she knew that would happen.

    • Thank You for Visiting my Blog Shady!

      And for your kind comments about what I said about my Best Friend.

      I know sometimes my Best Friend wishes I wasn’t here. So it would be like it used to be for him. But still he is kind to me.

      I am so lucky.

      Did you have a nice holiday weekend?

      Bye for now,


  2. Hi Sammy,

    Glad you like my nice new blog. And Dylan of course. I thought you might like to read this, because you appear to have been told that the Bedlington Terrier has some poodle in it, but it is in fact pure terrier. Here is the breed history.

    History of the Bedlington Terrier Breed

    Considered to be one of the most unique breeds in the terrier group, the Bedlington terrier comes from England, specifically the Hanny Hills region of Northumberland. While the actual origin of this breed is not known, some claim that such breeds as the Dandie Dinmont and the otterhound contributed to the ancestry of the Bedlington terrier. However, it is believed that during the late 18th century a strain of terrier was developed for hunting game called the Rothbury terrier or the Northumberland fox terrier. A resident of the town of Bedlington, Joseph Ainsley, bred two Rothbury terriers (the female named Coated Phoebe) in 1825. The puppies from this breeding were then named Bedlington terriers. History suggests that there were other occasional crosses with breeds such as the Whippet, but records documenting this do not exist. Nevertheless, the Bedlington terrier was an agile breed that effectively hunted game such as rabbits, otters, foxes, badgers, and even rats. It was in the late 1800s that this breed began to be shown in the ring and found in homes of the wealthy.
    Size and Appearance of the Bedlington Terrier Breed

    Slightly longer than it is tall, the Bedlington terrier has a racy outline and a distinct silhouette. The legs of this breed are described as lithe and muscular, and the back legs are longer than the front legs. The feet are long and hare-like with thick, smooth pads. The narrow but rounded head is usually covered with a profuse topknot. The almond-shaped eyes are small and bright, and the triangular ears have rounded tips. The ears are thin with a velvety texture, and they are covered with fine hair that forms a small silky tassel at the end. The nose has large, well-defined nostrils. The long, tapering jaws feature strong teeth that meet in either a level or scissors bite. The head is carried high on a long, tapering neck that flows smoothly into the back. The low-set tail is shaped like a scimitar and tapers to a point at the end. The distinctive coat of the Bedlington terrier is a combination of hard and soft hair that is described as crisp to the touch. The coat has a tendency to curl, especially on the head and face. The coat comes in a variety of colors including: blue, blue and tan, liver, liver and tan, sandy, and sandy and tan. Generally, the topknot on the head of an adult dog is lighter in color than the overall body.

    Harry says if you do a Google search for images of the breed you will see that they looked very different until a few years ago, when selective breeding gave them their current appearance.

    Hope this is useful information for you.

    Lots of love


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